Pizza is one of those meals that just about everyone can agree on. Carbs, sauce, and cheese– what more could you want? Pizza has taken many different forms over the years and one of the best variations just might be the pizza stick. These were served in my school cafeteria growing up and it was hands down everyone’s favorite option. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I decided to make my own version at home, and let me say, they knocked it out of the park.
This recipe couldn’t be much easier to put together. By using store-bought pizza dough you can have these babies in the oven in a matter of minutes. Slice the dough into rectangles then layer a few pepperoni and a mozzarella cheese stick in the center of each one. Roll them tightly and carefully seal the edges so the cheese doesn’t melt out. You’ll then brush the outside with some herb butter and pop them in the oven for about 12 minutes.
- 1 (13.80 oz) can pizza dough
- 6 oz pepperoni slices
- 8 mozzarella cheese sticks
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Marinara or ranch for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a clean surface, unroll pizza dough and slice into 8 even rectangles.
- Place 3-4 pepperoni slices in the center of each dough slice and then place a cheese stick on top.
- Roll dough around the contents, pinch dough to close the seam and ends tightly.
- Place the rolled sticks on the prepared baking sheet.
- Mix garlic powder and Italian seasoning into the melted butter and brush each pizza stick with the mixture.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until tops begin to turn golden.
- Serve warm with dipping sauce of your choice.